Do you think Bill Gates invented the first computer? The reality is that computers were on the scene well before you think they were. The first computer was invented by Charles Babbage in 1838. More »

The first electronic digital computer was invented at Iowa State College by Dr. John Vincent Atanasoff. The claim for this title came under dispute in a 5-year long court case when Judge Larson of the U.S. Federal Courts... More »

Technology historians do not credit any single person with the invention of the computer. A number of individuals made discoveries that led to the development of the electronic computer. More »

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Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer and the first to write software for a computer. The program was published along with her notes for Babbage's Analytical Engine in 1843, though the Engine was never... More »

The first computer was designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage in the 1800s. He referred to it as an Analytical Engine, and although it was never built, its design became the framework for the design of modern ... More »

The first computer was the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, which was built from 1939 to 1942, according to a ruling issued by Federal Judge Earl R. Larson in 1973. This ruling invalidated the patent granted to Professors J. Pr... More »

The invention of the first tablet PC, or personal computer, is credited to three men: Alan Kay, Steve Jobs and Bill Moggridge. Computer specialist Kay created the concept for the tablet PC in the early 1960s, which he ca... More »